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Susanna Kearsley

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About this author

Aka Emma Cole.

Susanna Kearsley studied politics and international development at university, and has worked as a museum curator.

Her first novel Mariana won the prestigious Catherine Cookson Literary Prize and launched her writing career. Susanna continued her mix of the historical and paranormal in novels The Splendour Falls, Named of the Dragon, Shadowy Horses and Season of Storms.

Susanna Kearsley also writes classic-style thrillers under the name of Emma Cole.


...if you feel like it :-)

The Firebird has somehow managed to advance into the 3rd round of the fun DABWAHA Tournament (March Madness for Romantic novels), and Thursday I'll be facing off against another good friend of mine, Deanna Raybourn, and her beautiful novel A Spear of Summer Grass (which you should read, if you haven't already) (it made me cry).

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Average rating: 3.99 · 78,510 ratings · 10,555 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 30,921 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The Rose Garden
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 13,581 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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Mariana
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 10,028 ratings — published 1994 — 29 editions
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The Shadowy Horses
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 7,546 ratings — published 1997 — 26 editions
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The Firebird (Slains, #2)
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 9,195 ratings — published 2013 — 21 editions
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The Splendour Falls
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 2,751 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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Season of Storms
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,286 ratings — published 2001 — 22 editions
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Named of the Dragon
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,049 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Undertow
3.09 of 5 stars 3.09 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1993
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December 2013, Susanna Kearsley
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“The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.”
Susanna Kearsley, Mariana

“Whatever time we have," he said, "it will be time enough.”
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“But life, if nothing else, had taught her promises weren't always to be counted on, and what appeared at first a shining chance might end in bitter disappointment.”
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Samantha Thank you Susanna for accepting my friend request. I just finished reading The Rose Garden, I absolutely loved it! So much in fact that I polished it off in 4 days.


Cristaux Thank you Susanna for accepting my friend request. I am currently reading Season Of Storms, which I am thoroughly enjoying! I'm looking forward to reading all of your novels.


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